Hello, Los Angeles. It’s May, which basically means it’s summer. Temperatures are rising, the sun is setting later, and as always, it’s a lovely time to hit the town. Japanese cuisine, pop-up pandemonium, and vegan fare are the trends of the moment. New openings include izakayas N/Soto and Kodō, Nikkei destination Causita, and the plant-based Hot Tongue Pizza, while chef collabs across the city continue to spice things up. So what are you waiting for? Go forth and dine! Here’s your May Hit List.